Mutton shinwari is a curry of Pashtun cuisine originating from the Shinwari tribes in Peshawar. This authentic Pashtun recipe involves cooking the mutton in the traditional method of cooking it in its own fat to give the curry a distinctive flavour and aroma.
The use of no spices distinguishes it from other curries. Despite its lack of spices, this mutton shinwari recipe is bound to impress all your family and friends.
This curry recipe is a little different to my usual curry recipe in that it originates from a Pashtun tribe, by the name of the Shinwari tribe. A lot of recipes claim to be traditional, but often these recipes seem to add their own twist. With this recipe, I have retained the original flavours and taste of true Pashto cuisine with the use of black pepper.
Like my tomato chicken curry, this recipe also uses no onions and only tomatoes as the base gravy. This is an extremely simple recipe with basic ingredients. I like to keep my recipes simple enough for even beginner chefs to be able to make.
I alternate between using lamb meat and mutton meat. This recipe works for both types of meat. The difference between lamb and mutton meat is the age. Lamb meat is from sheep that are less than one year old whereas mutton meat is typically three years or older. Lamb is more tender than mutton so requires less cooking time. So, if you do decide to use lamb instead, be sure to alter the cooking times accordingly.
This recipe may seem as if it has no flavour due to the lack of spice but trust me on this one. The ginger and garlic combined with the earthy flavour of the black pepper make this recipe a true dish to behold. You will definitely be making this recipe again and again!
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